Limited liability companies and co-operatives that have not filed financial statements risk being struck off the Trade Register
The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH), which maintains the Finnish Trade Register, will deregister limited liability companies and co-operatives that have not filed their financial statements for registration.
The 4th deregistration in 2019 now includes 4,500 limited liability companies and co-operatives that - despite reminder letters - have not submitted their financial statements to the Trade Register within two years and six months.
The companies in the 4th deregistration are listed on the prh.fi website.
- Go to the website about deregistration (in Finnish).
- Go to the website about deregistration (in Swedish).
The companies on the list must file their financial statements with the Trade Register by 20 November 2019.
The PRH can deregister even an active limited liability company or co-operative if they do not file the financial statements by the deadline, 20 November 2019, and if there is no basis for ordering the company into liquidation. Deregistration will take place in December 2019.
The PRH's right to deregister companies that have not filed their financial statements is based in each case on either the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act or the Finnish Co-operatives Act.
All limited liability companies and co-operatives must prepare financial statements for each financial period, even if they are not carrying out business. They must also submit the financial statements to the Trade Register.
Financial statements that are submitted with the tax return, as instructed by the Finnish Tax Administration, are being forwarded to the Trade Register. In the Virre Information Service, companies can check free of charge if the financial statements have been registered at the Trade Register. Go to Virre Information Service.
For more information, please contact:
Mr Franck Mertens
Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH)
Tel: +358 29 509 5212
We work for the benefit of companies and organizations.
We register companies, associations, foundations and other organizations and corporations, as well as enterprise mortgages and LEI codes. We examine and grant patents and register utility models. We also register trademarks for products and services and provide design protection. We oversee and approve auditors and monitor foundations and the collective management of copyright.
We offer our customers advisory services and courses. We give information about companies, organizations, corporations and immaterial rights.
Our office is an International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) for international PCT patent applications.
Our office comes under the administrative sector of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE), and we negotiate each year with the MEAE on our performance targets. Our office is subject to net budgeting, meaning that about 95% of our expenses are covered by the income we make from our services.